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Not All Prenuptial Agreements Are Held Up in Court

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

A prenuptial agreement can be an important aspect of marriage and a useful tool to protect oneself, or the other spouse, in the event of a divorce, risky business venture, gambling addiction, bad credit, bad loan, or another known or unforeseen event or circumstance down the road. Most prenuptial agreements are put into place… Read More »

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Assault and Battery on Someone 65 Years or Older

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Assault, aggravated assault, battery, and aggravated battery carry an additional penalty when the victim is 65 or older. For obvious health and safety reasons—for example, aging makes bones and tendons more brittle, according to MedLinePlus—senior citizens are given extra protection in Florida, and defendants charged with assaulting or harming senior citizens are heavily punished… Read More »

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How Caretaking Duties Can Affect Division of Assets

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

In Florida, asset division during divorce is carried out under the doctrine of equitable distribution, meaning that assets are divided “fairly,” though not necessarily evenly as they are in community property states, which split marital assets down the middle, 50/50. Moreover, only marital assets are subject for division; this only includes assets and debt… Read More »

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Theft

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Larceny, also called theft, is heavily punished here in Florida. Whether you accidentally walked out of a store with a candy bar by mistake, or have been convicted with shoplifting or another type of theft multiple times, prosecutors will be eager to give you the most strict penalty available. This is why you need… Read More »

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Felony Traffic Offenses

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Because there are tens of thousands of serious, life-threatening injuries and over 3,000 annual fatalities per year on Florida roadways, according to the Insurance Information Institute, you can be sure that prosecutors will do everything in their power to ensure that you pay the highest fine and spend the maximum number of months or… Read More »

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Arson Defense

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Over 35,000 arson offenses are committed each year, according to Statista, and law enforcement and prosecutors are always eager to severely punish those charged with arson. If you were involved in any way with the burning of a home, building, vehicle, or other type of structure, or even involved in the prevention of the… Read More »

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Misdemeanor Traffic Offenses

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Two Degrees of Misdemeanors There are two types of misdemeanors in Florida: a first degree misdemeanor and a second degree misdemeanor. Second degree misdemeanor carries a penalty of up to 60 days in jail and a fine of $500, whereas a first degree misdemeanor can result in up to a one year jail sentence… Read More »

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Divorce in the Time of Coronavirus

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

According to WalletHub, Florida has the second highest divorce rate in the country, which contributes to Florida’s overall rank as the 13th most-stressed-out state in the union. At the moment, all marriages are facing additional stressors around the uncertainty of coronavirus and the added tension that being quarantined or ordered to shelter in place… Read More »

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Port St. Lucie Opioid Defense Attorney

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Opioids are powerful pain medications that have been overproduced and criminally marketed by various pharmaceutical companies, particularly Perdue Pharma, which has led to millions of Americans becoming addicted. Opioid addiction is difficult or impossible to overcome, and hundreds of thousands of Americans have died in the last few years alone due to overdoses. Possession,… Read More »

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Divorce and Complex Asset Division

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Divorce can be complicated when spouses have been together a long time, own real estate together, or have children. It can become even more complex when there are high-level assets, businesses, and multiple sources of income revenue. If you are going through a high asset or complex asset division divorce, you need an experienced… Read More »

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